In order for our village children to reach their full potential, we enrich their basic education with additional programs.
Starting early, children age 3-5 years, can attend our preschool where they gain valuable social skills, experience group activities such as stories, singing, music and exercise and learn through play and creativity in activity centers. For the first time in their lives they are exposed to puzzles, books and toys as well as regular tooth-brushing and hand-washing. While they are getting ready for a successful entrance to primary school they give opportunity for their older siblings to regularly attend school instead of taking care of their younger siblings at home. Currently we run two preschool programs at Ta Pang and Kiriminoen School.
A Healthy Mind benefits from regular body exercise and discipline. Our Sports Program teaches students sport skills and cooperative games, how to warm up and cool down as well as the discipline of working together as a team. Our two Sports Assistants coach students of all ages, boys as well as girls in soccer, volleyball, and athletics. They receive training and support from Globalteer Sports Program.
Instilling the love of reading is provided by our librarian and an inviting, well stocked library with over 1,000 books in English. Daily story reading under the big tree inspires the children to borrow books. Our simple system of library cards is spreading to other schools in Siem Reap and we are spearheading a Library Association initiative.
We encourage the brightest and most dedicated students to attend high school by providing scholarships and support for their families. We provide funds for their school supplies, clothing and bicycles and support the poorest families with extra rice. Support a scholarship - Annual Cost $400 and provides books, clothes, rice for family and monthly tuition fee for Grades 10-12.